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A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today's police forces, according to Perkins+Will.


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A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today's police forces, according to Perkins+Will.

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Policing Trends Reflected in New Stations and Police Academies

A surprising mix of technology, government reinvention, and enforcement methods are transforming today's police forces, according to Perkins+Will.

Question Of The Week: What Are The Pros And Cons Of Waterless Urinals And Eco-toilets?

Facility manager wants to know the pros and cons of using waterless urinals and eco-friendly toilets in a refurbishing project.

The HVAC Factor: Insulation For Chilled Water Piping

With hot, humid climates as the focus, several types of chilled water pipe insulation were field tested.

Friday Funny: Pee-Proof Walls

In at least two cities, a new approach to discourage peeing in inappropriate places could leave public urinators wet and smelly.

FM Frequency: Moving Targets

In the unpredictable arena of facility security, evaluating the organization and its physical attributes for a 360° view is an important starting point.

Restroom Hygiene In Foodservice

On a global level, restroom hygiene is a major point of concern when promoting public and personal health—especially in high traffic areas where customers and employees are closely interacting.

Three Colleges On One Campus Choose Zurn For Water Projects

Prompted by federal lead-free laws that went into effect in January 2014, three separate colleges located on the shared, 150-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, CO chose Zurn Industries, LLC to provide engineered water solutions.

Hospitality Case Study: Local Flavor Infusion

In this New Orleans hospitality case study, a hotel renovation blends 21st century amenities with historic preservation.

FM Issue: Flywheel-based UPS Systems

Due to continuing advances in power electronics, the flywheel is now a mature energy storage technology used in UPS applications to support a critical load during main power interruption.

FM Issue: Powered For Performance

Five electrical design principles help to integrate and optimize systems in demanding facilities.

Facility Retrofit: Eradicating Bird Mess

Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.

Streamlining The Facility Management Function

At Broward College in South Florida, dispersed capabilities were brought into a centralized system.

Smart Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to let in light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission.

Professional Development: Facility Executive As Polymath

As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.

Trends Bonus Article: Effective Exterior Surveillance

When it comes to exterior surveillance, the interaction of lighting and security cameras plays an important role in facility protection.

Services & Maintenance: Retail Maintenance

Analysis and tech tools strengthen facility management in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Question Of The Week: How Are Fire Door Inspections Handled At Your Facility?

Facility manager wants to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at all.

OSHA Provides Guidance For Enforcing Revised Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication standard.

OSHA Updates Inspection Procedures for Protecting Healthcare Workers from Tuberculosis

OSHA has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Use A Facilities Condition Assessment?

A facility manager is looking to discuss and share experiences with conducting a Facilities Condition Assessment of his organization's portfolio to drive strategic decision making, educate stakeholders, and set expectations.

Organizations Increasing Investment in Data Center Facilities; Focus on Upgrades and Retrofits

Despite increased investment in cloud and colocation providers, 87% of data center operators surveyed from North America and Europe are maintaining or increasing their data center facility spending,

IFMA Announces 2015-16 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) recently introduced its 2015-16 board of directors and member-elected executive committee members.

2015 Seven “Best Places to Park” Announced

International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence winners reflect friendlier, more sustainable approaches to parking; winners hail from Las Vegas; Lexington, Ky.; Oklahoma City; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Ca.; Toronto; and Washington, D.C.

Question Of The Week: Are ESCOs A Blessing Or A Curse?

Are energy projects with an ESCO (energy service company or energy savings company) a blessing or a curse for end users?

Urban Green Council Announces Winners of 2015 EBie Awards

Urban Green Council has announced the winners of its 5th annual EBie Awards™, a juried competition that celebrates the innovators behind significant improvements to building efficiency.

Question Of The Week: Where Are You Finding Your Future FMs?

Over the next 15 years, a high proportion of seasoned members of the facility management profession will be leaving the workforce as they reach retirement age.

Focus On: Life Safety

This article features six products that aid in life safety.

Free White Paper – Reduce Labor Costs by Optimizing Facility Cleaning Operations

Find strategies on how to reduce operational and labor costs with this free white paper from Staples Facility Solutions

Today’s Facility Manager Announces Winners of 2014 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The magazine's annual awards program celebrates its 21st year.

September 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 8)

Building industry professionals have become increasingly focused on the reality of natural disasters. From the September 2013 issue.

August 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 7)

With a hand in virtually all areas of their sites, facility managers possess a holistic view of their organization' s buildings—equipping them with valuable insight into where and how perimeter security should be implemented. From the August 2013 issue.

July 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 6)

Reflecting the variety of topics and strategies fms handle each day, with an eye on both the short- and long-term, this month's issue contains a diverse collection of articles,with several highlight the value of partnerships. From the July 2013 issue.

June 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 5)

School shootings, violence, and other threats are examined in this issue, which focuses on security and safety.

May 2013 Issue (Volume 26, Number 4)

Safety has always been an important aspect of facility management, and concerns about occupant well-being are prevalent in facilities of all types and sizes. In this issue, read about workplace hostility, chemical safety changes, and healthy workspaces.

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